Chile advances in the IPE implementation

On May 8, 2019, the University of Lagos, through its Department of Health, held the First Seminar on Interprofessional Education, which had the objective of officially launching the project of interprofessional education (IPE) in undergraduate courses in health of the institution: Kinesiology, Nursing, Nutrition and Dietetics and Speech – language pathology.

This IPE project was born from the formulation of a set of curricular innovation processes at the University of Lagos through the development of a competency-based academic educational model, which the entire educational process is student-centered (cognitive- constructivist), and not in the teacher as it was in the traditional curriculum (behavioral approach).

To that end, the University and all its faculty, from the project developed between 2015-2017, elaborated a pedagogical plan with "common skills" for the 04 undergraduate courses; which will be inserted strategically in the curriculum of each course.

These "common competences", which are collaborative competences, were designed pedagogically and strategically to be approached from three areas of training that run through the entire curriculum of each of these four courses. The IPE plan starting this year will be implemented over the next 5 years, covering the following areas: Health Management, Health Research and Health Education.

From these three areas and their levels of operationalization, it is expected that the activities of the first-year students will occur from learning activities using the IPE, which may, from an early stage, boost the development of skills for interprofessional work, interprofessional communication, conflict resolution, clarification of roles, among other that will allow the student to leave the University as a health professional, with the capacity to develop interprofessional and collaborative teamwork.

It is worth pointing out that the University of Lagos hopes that from this experience, in 2025, look back and verify the impact that the IPE will have on society, on the territory and local, national and international public policies. The university hopes to contribute to the goals set out in the Sustainable Development and the global goals of the UN 2030 Agenda and reaffirm Chile's commitment to the implementation of the IPE, in response to the call made by the Pan American Health Organization / World Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) for the implementation of this approach in the area of ​​human resources for health, in addition to the alignment that the University presents with the provisions of the Astana Declaration published in 2018.

More information: Universidad de Los Lagos